Music Showcase Series at COL

MUSIC SHOWCASE SERIES Hit a High Note at Cross of Life!
We had an exciting Music Showcase Series October-February at Cross of Life! Each month we featured a different style of music as performed by some great local groups. Each concert lasted one hour and there was no charge for admission. (Free will offering plates were at the doors if guests chose to contribute.) Many thanks to Ben Leon, COL’s Praise Band Director, for connecting us to these groups. If you have questions about this series, contact Ben at

Thanks to all who attended our  Music Showcase Series concerts at Cross of Life!

Sunday, October 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m. ~ Blaskapelle Milwaukee
Nearly 70 people came to enjoy this group of 18 musicians who played in the style of European bands. Their specialty is playing for Oktoberfest celebrations and German festivals, so this was our Oktoberfest of Music at COL!


Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Jazz Express Big Band (Waukesha)
Guests thoroughly enjoyed this 20-piece group that’s been playing since 1979. They featured original compositions as well as featured items from the great jazz libraries.

Wednesday, January 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ An Eclectic Evening!
We enjoyed TWO great performances that created quite the eclectic concert! The first half of the evening featured Hesternus Early Music Consort, a Renaissance Early Music Ensemble from Waukesha. The second half featured the band from Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha.

Tuesday, February 9 ~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Swing Explosion!
Join us for the last concert in our series as we swing to the Big Band sounds of Swing Explosion! Featuring the incomparable Pete Sorce (a nationally recognized singer) and led by Jeff LaBarge (one of the country’s finest arrangers), Swing Explosion lends an air of excitement, prestige and sophistication through its performances. Special thanks to our Sr. High kids for providing child care during the event!


Check out the online article in "Brookfield Now" (Oct. 8) by clicking HERE or see the article itself on the bulletin board outside the Music Ministry office.